Dance background: I began dancing in a studio at the age of 3. After years of lessons, I couldn’t wait to be a part of a team when I made it to high school. I was on my high school dance team, varsity cheer team and varsity pom team. I learned valuable lessons through every class and team I have been a part of and I couldn’t wait to take it to a professional level and cheer for the NFL.
What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? My education has always been something I have been proud of. I am double majoring at ASU and will be graduating early with both degrees this upcoming December. I have worked hard and pushed myself these last three and a half years and I cannot wait to walk across that stage to earn my diplomas!
What does being an AZCC mean to you? Being an Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader not only means that I get to represent the best organization in the National Football League, but it also means I have the ability to make an impact. I am able to impact fans across the state of Arizona and be an advocate for the Cardinals. I am fortunate enough to cheer on the sidelines with 29 other amazing women and be driven to break stereotypes and positively impact those around us.
Three words that best describe you: Determined, outgoing and charismatic
What are you looking forward to most this season as a Cardinals Cheerleader? I had the honor of being announced a team captain for the 2018-2019 season as an AZCC. I have always been driven to help others and shape them into the best versions of themselves. Earning this role is something I am extremely proud of because I was able to prove to myself that hard-work, passion and perseverance truly can pay off. I can’t wait to lead this amazing group of women on the field this season.
What advice would you give your younger self? To reach for the stars! I would have never believed anyone if they told me I would be in the position I am in today. Always dream big and never settle for less would be advice I wish I could tell my younger self.
Leidan Mitchell Stylist: Megan H., Chandler Location
Personal motto/Favorite Quote: “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” –Michael Altschuler
Favorite memory as a Cardinals Cheerleader: Every year the Arizona Cardinals visit Phoenix Children’s Hospital around the holiday season to visit with patients and gift them with teddy bears during this special time. It is such a rewarding experience being able to put a smile on their faces and let them know how much we are all thinking about them and praying for their health.